Alzheimer’s Society launches local activity group for people with dementia

Alzheimer’s Society activity group for people with dementia, which meets in Little Stoke.

A new ‘friendship & activity group’ for people with dementia is being launched by Alzheimer’s Society in Little Stoke.

The club will take place on Monday mornings from 10am to 12noon. Exact dates, and details about the location, are available from the charity’s South Gloucestershire office on 0117 961 0693.

The friendship & activity group will provide a social atmosphere that aims to help people with dementia keep physically and mentally active as well as helping people express themselves. People who attend will be able to take part in a range of activities including visits to local places such as the industrial museum, indoor games, and activities such as chair exercise or massage, delivered by other local organisations.

Heather Ashley, Group Co-Ordinator for Alzheimer’s Society in South Gloucestershire said:

“We’re really excited to be launching this new group in Little Stoke. Activity groups can make a huge difference to people’s sense of wellbeing, helping people keep fit, have fun and socialise.”

“There are thought to be over 3,400 living with dementia in South Gloucestershire. With the right support, people can live well with the condition for a number of years.”

As well as activity groups, Alzheimer’s Society in South Gloucestershire has a number of services including Singing for the Brain groups, Memory Cafes, Carer Support Groups and Dementia Support Service. To find out more about the new, or existing groups, please contact Vickie Heyward or Heather Ashley on 0117 961 0693.

• The service is open to all residents of the wider Stokes area who have had a diagnosis of dementia.

This article originally appeared in the March 2016 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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